AMARILLO, TEXAS, May 15, 2014 – Today, the American Red Cross will expand its services to help those affected by Sunday’s wildfires by providing one-on-one casework support for each family affected. Beginning at 2:00p.m, Red Cross caseworkers will be available at the newly opened Multi-Agency Resource Center, 308 S. Ridgeland, Fritch, Texas. The Center will be open today and tomorrow from 2:00p.m.-8:00p.m., and Saturday from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Additionally, Red Cross crews will continue to pass through the affected neighborhoods providing meals and snacks, bottled water and relief items such as shovels, work gloves, rakes and dust masks.
Facts at a Glance:
3 Shelters Opened (shelter at Fritch High School remains open)
108 People Staying in Shelters (no residents remain)
402 Clean-up Supplies Distributed
105 Hygiene Kits Distributed
5 Mobile Feeding Vehicles
1, 399 Meals & Snacks
60 Red Cross Workers
There are three ways to help those affected by disasters across the nation:
• Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help families nationwide affected by disasters big and small, like last night’s wildfires, tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa and countless home fires.
• Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 for Disaster Relief.
• Designate your gift to “Texas Panhandle Wildfires” by sending a check to American Red Cross, 1800 S. Harrison, Amarillo, Texas 79102 and writing “Texas Panhandle Wildfires” in the memo line. Funds designated will remain in the Panhandle area and will be used to support families affected by this wildfire.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.